driver retention

Business

Fleets Should Make Career Opportunities Known to Prospective Hires, Survey Reveals

 Steve Sichterman, Bob Costello, Bruce Evans, Priscilla Peters Steve Sichterman of Conversion Interactive Agency (from left), Bob Costello, Bruce Evans and Priscilla Peters. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Fleets should include information on career path opportunities in their messages to prospective hires, according to data from Conversion Interactive Agency, an advertising firm that specializes in recruitment.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 21, 2020
Business

Roehl’s Tim Norlin Wins Transport Topics Recruiter Award

Transport Topics Publisher Sue Hensley and award winner Tim Norlin Transport Topics Publisher Sue Hensley presents the Recruiting Professional of the Year award to Tim Norlin, vice president of driver employment at Roehl Transport. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tim Norlin, vice president of driver employment at Roehl Transport, was named the Transport Topics Recruiting Professional of the Year on Feb. 21.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 21, 2020
Business

Experts: Fleets Can Boost Recruiting by Supporting Student Drivers, Veterans

Don Lefeve, Tim Norlin and Randy Dye Don Lefeve (from left), Tim Norlin and Randy Dye talked about ways fleets can attract and support entry-level drivers and veterans. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Truck driving students and military veterans are two key pipelines for bolstering the industry’s driver workforce, but fleets must take proper steps to effectively attract and support them, experts said.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
February 21, 2020
Business

Truck Drivers Say Good Recruiting Starts With Realistic, Honest Approach

Drivers at recruiting and retention panel Left to right: Truck drivers Daniel Walton, Robert Sitarski and Rick Tetreault offer advice to recruiters. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Professional truck drivers advised recruiters to be realistic and honest as they develop relationships with prospective hires.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 20, 2020
Business

First Impressions, Earning Drivers’ Trust Key to Recruiting, Expert Says

Scott Dismuke Scott Dismuke by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The condition of the truck a new hire is assigned to makes an important impression on that driver, according to Scott Dismuke, director of agents for the Professional Driver Agency.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 20, 2020
Business

Stay Metrics Identifies Why Drivers Leave So Soon

Driver behind the wheel John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Recent research concluded about one-third of newly hired drivers at a broad range of motor carriers failed to last 90 days, but experts agreed carriers could help stem the costly turnover.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 7, 2019
Business

Truckers With Their Furry Friends

Lots of trucking companies allow their drivers to take a pet on the road with them. Here are some photos with truckers and their dogs to brighten your day.

August 1, 2019
Business, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Pets Can Help Fleet Recruitment Efforts and Boost Driver Satisfaction

Melissa Metcalfe with one of the two dogs she travels with. Roadmaster driver Melissa Metcalfe with one of the two dogs who travel with her. (Courtesy Melissa Metcalfe)

Many carriers allow truck drivers to bring along a cat or dog as a companion. For fleets, the benefits seem to outweigh the costs.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
July 29, 2019
Business

Driver Retention Boosted by Recognition, Opportunity, Experts Say

Brenny Transportation founder and President Joyce Brenny Brenny Transportation founder and President Joyce Brenny by Joe Howard/Transport Topics

SAN DIEGO — Creative methods for recruiting new hires and recognizing existing drivers’ efforts can help commercial fleets keep their vehicles’ seats filled, experts said here during the Lytx User Group Conference.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
February 27, 2019
Business

Young Drivers Discuss Industry Image, Recruitment Tips

Juan Morel, Bill Bennett, Durby Wilson Juan Carlos Morel (from left), Bill Bennett and Durby Wilson. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Drivers can dispel negative perceptions about the trucking industry by demonstrating professionalism, regardless of whether they are on the road or interacting with customers, according to three young truckers.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 21, 2019

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